MID BACK/THORACIC TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS Commonly Used For Injuries & Myofascial Pain Syndrome
WHAT ARE THORACIC TRIGGER POINTS?
Thoracic Trigger points also known as Thoracic Myofascial trigger points are hyper irritable spots in the low back muscles. These injections are commonly used for those suffering from acute injuries and Myofascial Pain Syndrome. People also refer to trigger points as muscle knots which are sensitive spots in the tissue. Some individuals may noticed a mid-back trigger point and have it treated right away before it triggers other areas to form them. People who suffer from Myofascial Pain Syndrome often have trigger points all over their body which can drastically change their life.
WHAT ARE MID BACK/THORACIC TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS?
At Apex Pain Specialists we offer (3) different medications for thoracic trigger point injections in Chandler, Arizona: Lidocaine, bupivicaine and cortisone. During the procedure a very small needle is inserted into the painful area and the medication is injected. This often results in some immediate relief which can last from a few days to several weeks or months.
HOW LONG DO MID BACK TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS TAKE?
During your visit at Apex in Chandler the procedure takes less than a few minutes per trigger point.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
The area of the trigger point will be examined and the sterilized prior to the injection. You will be asked not to touch the injection site after it has been sterilized prior to the injection.
WHAT MEDICINES ARE INJECTED?
At Apex our doctors us Lidocaine, bupivicaine and cortisone.
DO THORACIC TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS HURT?
The needle used is extremely small and the insertion is sometimes never felt but some describe it as a small prick. It is nothing compared to a standard injection needed at a doctors office for flu shots or allergy.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE MID BACK TRIGGER POINT INJECTION?
Many people see some immediate relief as soon as the medication is injected. Although, depending on your specific condition the timeframe and longevity of relief may vary.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE IS COMPLETE?
It is advised to not overwork the area of the injection site which includes heavy lifting. You may be told to stretch the area afterwards.
SHOULD I GO BACK TO WORK THE SAME DAY?
Yes, this procedure is fast and will not disrupt your day.
HOW LONG DO THORACIC TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS LAST?
Thoracic trigger point injections may last anywhere between several days to weeks or months. The result depends on each individuals condition and lifestyle.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN IT WORKS?
You will know when you are not in as much pain. Patients often feel the muscle release (twitch) at the time of the injection.
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